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MOSTYN: Launch of 2019 Summer Season of Exhibitions

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on July 24, 2019

MOSTYN Open 21

13 July – 27 October 2019


Exhibition opening event and announcement of winner of MOSTYN Open Award and Exhibition Award: 13th July 2019 from 4.00pm

David Birkin, Rudi J.L. Bogaerts, John Bourne, Alexandre Camarao, Javier Chozas, Martyn Cross, Eugenia Cuellar, Jessie Edwards-Thomas, Sarah Entwistle, Expanded Eye, Julia R. Gallego, David Garner, Thomas Goddard, Oona Grimes, Georgia Hayes, Nick Hornby, Sooim Jeong, Nancy Jones, Adam Knight, Piotr Krzymowski, James Lewis, Neil McNally, Irene Montemurro, Anna Perach, Jessica Quinn, Ariel Reichman, William Roberts, Samantha Rosenwald, Klara Sedlo, Corinna Spencer, Chris Thompson, Richard Wathen, Paul Yore, Madalina Zaharia

Selected from over 750 submissions from across the globe, the 21st anniversary edition of this internationally significant exhibition presents over 30 artists working in disciplines including textiles, photography, painting, sculpture, installation and film and video.

A prize of £10,000 is awarded to the winner of the main prize, selected by the judging panel, with a further Audience Award of £1,000 granted to the artist who receives the most votes from visitors during the exhibition’s run. New, for MOSTYN Open 21, the ‘Exhibition Award‘ will award an exhibition at MOSTYN to the artist/collective that the selectors feel would most benefit at this point in their career.

Jennifer Higgie, Editorial Director, Frieze, London;
Katerina Gregos, Independent Curator, Brussels;
Hannah Conroy, Co-Director and Curator, Kunstraum, London;
Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN.
The visiting public for the ‘Audience Award’

Elisabetta Benassi: EMPIRE

13 July – 27 October 2019


Elisabetta Benassi, Empire, 2018


Elisabetta Benassi‘s EMPIRE is an installation of terracotta bricks, hand-crafted in the UK from clay ranging in colour from red to black. The bricks are configured as a site-specific installation – the size, shape and appearance of each installation determined by its relationship to the setting; self-supporting structures assembled without mortar and in an intrinsically stable conformation. The work addresses the crux of the relationship between ancient spaces, archaeological heritage and the contemporary museum.

EMPIRE takes the basic building unit, the Roman brick, and transforms it with new symbolic and aesthetic meaning.

The work is exhibited for the first time in the UK at MOSTYN and at the Italian Institute of Culture before travelling to various venues in Rome.



In-sight 17

Helfa Gelf artists in our café

17 May – 29 September 2019
Jenny Ford - The midsummer moon rises

A new collection of work by artists from North Wales upstairs at MOSTYN, in partnership with Helfa Gelf Art Trail.

Catherine Bailey / Elizabeth Bolloten / Jenny Ford / Eleri Jones / Nerys Jones / Lucy Elizabeth Jones / Dave Roberts

The exhibition is curated by Barry Morris, MOSTYN. This showcase offers you a glimpse of Helfa Gelf Art Trail, Wales’s largest open studio event, which takes place across Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. We see this as a valuable opportunity for our visitors to experience some of the exciting and diverse work being produced in the region.



Ann Bridges

The Welcome

8 June – 29 September 2019
Ann Bridges - The Welcome


Inspired by her travels to India, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand, Ann Bridges fills her sketchbooks with colourful observational drawings of textiles, food, flowers, animals, objects and moments in time. These visual diaries are then developed into beautiful print-based images.

Each piece is unique, usually produced in a small series combining an eye for detail with an imaginative interpretation. Using monoprint techniques, oil based printmaking inks are applied to the picture surface using small rollers and hand cut stencils to define areas of the composition.

Prints are for sale framed or unframed, and the Collectorplan scheme allows you to spread the cost of your purchases over 12 months interest free.



Portffolio Student Exhibition

in the meeting room

4 June – 14 July 2019

What is Portffolio?

MOSTYN’S Portffolio programme is an Arts Council Wales funded initiative for young people with a passion for the visual arts. Aimed at students in Conwy aged between 14 and 18, the programme sets out to nurture and support more able and talented students. Experienced artists from a range of disciplines will share their work and help you develop your skills in exploring materials and techniques you may not have used before. There will be opportunities for you to discuss your work and develop your personal portfolio. Experienced artists from a range of disciplines will share their work and help you develop your skills in exploring materials and techniques you may not have used before. There will be opportunities for you to discuss your work and develop your personal portfolio.


More information on exhibitions at MOSTYN here.


Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on July 4, 2017

MOSTYN Open 20

We are pleased to invite you and your guests to the opening of MOSTYN Open 20.

The winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced.

FRIDAY 7 JULY 2017 – 6:30pm onwards

Everyone is welcome.


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08/07/2017 – 05/11/2017

Selected artists:

Sarah Bernhardt, David Berweger, Rudi Bogaerts, John Bourne, Manuel Caldeira, Alex Edwards, Matteo Fato, Joe Fletcher Orr, David Garner, Mitchell Kehe, Eli Keszler, Ilona Kiss, Jadranka Kosorcic, Catherine Large, Alyona Larionova, Sophie Lee, Gal Leshem, Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Oliver McConnie, Laura Malacart, Tom Milnes, Yelena Popova, Louise Short, Andrew Stooke, Tom Verity, Gernot Wieland, Driant Zeneli.


Lydia Yee (Prif Guradur, Oriel Whitechapel, Llundain / Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery)

Chus Martínez (Curadur a Phennaeth Sefydliad Celf, FHNW, Academi Celf a Dylunio, Basel / Curator and Head of the Institute of Art, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design, Basel)

Alfredo Cramerotti (Cyfarwyddwr / Director, MOSTYN)

Adam Carr (Curadur y Rhaglen Celf Weledol / Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN).


A further prize of £1,000 – the Audience Award – is determined by the artist receiving the most votes from the visiting public during the exhibition’s run. So, come along and vote for your favourite work.

More Information Here

 Gallery 6

Sarah Ross-Thompson

The Quiet Landscape

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More Information Here


Coming Soon




From our partners


Biennial arts prize for Welsh visual artists 35 and under. 

FREE entry before 21st July 2017

Prizes and bursaries to win.

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Press coverage for Curated by_Vienna: TOMORROW TODAY – “On Being In The Middle” Galerie Hubert Winter, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on June 27, 2016


See link here for the press coverage:

Selected Press Curated By 2015

TOMORROW TODAY: On Being in the Middle, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on September 10, 2015

Galerie Hubert Winter, Breite Gasse 17 , 1070 Wien, Austria

September 11 – November 7, 2015

Opening reception: September 10, 2015, 6 – 9 pm


Image: Toril Johannessen. Expansion in Finance and Physics. 2010

Holding a distorted mirror to capitalism as a structure that safely governs our relations in life, and to art as a set of activities that questions these relations (and itself) at every step, the exhibition presents works that adopt an oblique view to both – the financial mechanisms within which we live, and an expanded idea of what these mechanisms, speculative reflections, and counter-measures may be.

Notions such as the economy of time, the capital of image, the value of representation, the politics and aesthetics of money, the management of attention and the capitalization of anxiety are either bared out or disguised in front of the viewer, yet without being prescriptive about their narrative and interpretation. Each artist invites the public to take a short journey on a path that traverses daily preoccupations and poetic reflections. We may never know where we exactly are on this journey, which is actually the point when we come to think about our involvement in capitalism and art.
Alfredo Cramerotti (2015)

Danilo Correale (*1982, lives and works in New York)
David Garner (*1958, lives and works in Argoed Gwent, Wales),
Goldin+Senneby (since 2004, working offshore)
James Lewis (*1986, lives and works in Paris)
Toril Johannessen (*1978, lives and works in Bergen)

#inthemiddle #curatedbyvienna #galeriewinter


Additionally, a marginal note from the distinguished collector and art dealer Carl Laszlo, written in 1960:

Appel au luxe
Le luxe, c’est la liberté. Le luxe est accessible à un chacun. Le luxe, c’est avoir ce qu’on veut avoir et renoncer à tout ce qu’il faut avoir. Le luxe fait de vous le souverain incontesté de votre propre Cour. Le luxe, c’est posséder en tout et pour tout un morceau de vieux velours. Le luxe, c’est habiter 17 pièces vides avec une icone et un petit chien. Le luxe, c’est ne posséder  aucun produit de série. Le luxe, c’est être très riche ou très pauvre au sein d’une prospérité généralisée. Le luxe, c’est n’être que convoitise, et le luxe, c’est tuer les convoitises. Le luxe, c’est dire ce dont personne n’ose parler. Le luxe, c’est la liberté. Le luxe oppose aux sentiments d’infériorité et de supériorité des autres la conscience infinie du Moi. Le luxe rend indépendant, courageux, et honnête. Le luxe n’aborde tout ce qui est naturel et humain qu’avec la plus grande réserve. Le luxe préserve de la jalousie et de la fausse vanité, suscite des besoins personnels et soutient l’initiative privée et les petites entreprises. Le luxe est garantie de jeunesse et de santé, il active la digestion. Le luxe nous fait mépriser avec horreur les cupides missionnaires et les massacreurs à l’esprit boutiquier. Le luxe combat pour ce qui est rare, pour tout ce qui est singulier: pour les livres précieux, pour le tirage limité dans tout les domaines, pour l’ex-libris, le monogramme, le portrait, pour le caractère magique d’un signature de créateur, pour le charme, le rituel, les objets lourds de signification, pour les pierres et les êtres rares, pour la volupté, la convoitise, l’ascèse et les lettres manuscrites. Le luxe, c’est s’exercer en permanence dans l’art de mourir, c’est l’adieu incessant. Le luxe, c’est accepter le destin dévolu sans y succomber. Le luxe, c’est faire uniquement ce qu’on tient pour juste. Le luxe, c’est la liberté.

Carl Laszlo (1923 – 2013) was a Hungarian-Swiss art dealer, collector and author.

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